The Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off a teacher who breached his ethical responsibilities to the profession and failed to treat colleagues and others with respect.  His behaviour was found likely to adversely affect students’ learning.  The teacher was verbally abusive to colleagues and others, unreasonably alleged the Board Chair was a liar and electronically recorded staff and board meetings without the knowledge of participants.

The Tribunal considered whether a penalty short of deregistration was appropriate but found that the teacher had no insight into his behaviour, showed no remorse and could not be trusted not to repeat the behaviour should he return to the classroom  His attitude and conduct would put students and colleagues at risk.

Alan Knowsley
Education Lawyer